2022 is here yet we still live in the shadow of a disrupting “life as we once knew it” virus and its variants. Our faith has been tested as the world is hurting in so many ways now. Now is the time to look toward God for comfort. His word says to find His peace.
Find His presence and trust in Him. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27)
There have been unwanted changes in all our lives as the result of a hurting world, but again, this is no surprise to our Lord. If you have faith, let Him carry you through this. If you do not have faith, try connecting with His healing balm through the part of you that is spiritual.
Yes, you are more than flesh and blood. There is a spiritual part in you, an immaterial part that is your life force. This is your spiritual connection to Jehovah Rapha, the great physician.
In this life, we have little control over events as they unfold daily. In John 16:33, God’s word says, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” There is comfort in that statement. We are not going to get through life unscathed, but we do have a heavenly source of strength to get us through our troubles.
Although “life happens” often with little rhyme or reason, we always have a choice on how we respond. Offer 2022 up to God and do so on a daily, hourly, moment by moment basis. It is in His very capable hands. Look to Him now and continue to watch for the miracles that only He can orchestrate. Light is always stronger than the darkness.
If you need convincing, light a candle in a dark room and watch how that little candle will expel all the darkness. Live your life as a light in this world. Make this year better by becoming a better you with the help of the Holy Spirit. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Here’s wishing you a very Happy New Year with wonderful new beginnings!
Ms. Kay Cannady, LPC is a therapist at Samaritan Counseling Center and enjoys helping others find hope while learning to better manage negative thoughts which lead to negative feelings and subsequent problematic behaviors.